ICSI Specialist

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Conceive Fertility Center

Fertility Clinic located in Irving, TX

To overcome male factor infertility, Conceive Fertility Center offers the latest advancements in assisted reproductive technology, including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). At the Irving, Texas, fertility center, you can receive an evaluation for fertility issues and have ICSI procedures on-site. The practice also performs necessary genetic screenings to increase your chances for a successful, healthy pregnancy. Find out if you’re a candidate for ICSI today by calling Conceive Fertility Center today or by requesting an appointment online now.

ICSI Q & A

What is ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique designed to treat male factor infertility. If your sperm count is too low or there are defects in the structure of your sperm that make it difficult for them to penetrate the egg, Conceive Fertility Center can use ICSI techniques to assist with fertilization.

You may also be a good candidate for ICSI techniques if you have chronic unexplained infertility or infertility due to low egg numbers, as this treatment can increase the rate of successful fertilization.

For male couples interested in conceiving a child, ICSI techniques can be used with donor eggs, with or without a surrogate.

What does ICSI involve?

The ICSI process involves injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. If you have a low sperm count or low sperm mobility, Conceive Fertility Center collects sperm through normal ejaculation. You may also have sperm retrieval through needle aspiration or microsurgery.

Conceive Fertility Center works with Allen Reproductive Center in Dallas and Mckinney, Texas, for egg retrieval and embryo transfers. The staff embryologist uses a sterile glass pipette to hold the egg in place then pierces the egg with a special injection needle.

The day after the injection procedure, Conceive Fertility Center specialists check the egg for signs of fertilization. They perform special screenings to detect abnormalities or genetic defects in the resulting embryo before transferring it into the uterus via in vitro.

What embryo screenings take place before the transfer?

Conceive Fertility Center uses preimplantation genetic screening and preimplantation genetic diagnosis techniques to evaluate the health of the embryos.

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)

In PGS, a fertility specialist removes a few cells from outside of the embryo to ensure they have the correct number of chromosomes.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

In PGD, a specialist removes additional cells surrounding the embryo to screen for genetic diseases in those who have an existing disease or may be a carrier of genetic disease.

Conceive Fertility Center only transfers embryos that are healthy and free of genetic abnormalities into the uterus.

To learn more about the benefits of ICSI techniques or to discuss your options for treating male factor infertility, schedule a consultation at Conceive Fertility Center today by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online now.